Wildlife Boat Trips around Noss, Shetland Islands
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The Crew

Brian Leask & Marie Fullerton

Owners of Seabirds-and-Seals. Brian has been involved with Seabirds-and-Seals since it started up 25 years ago, acting as mechanic and maintenance man. Brian took over the business in 2017 with his partner Marie Fullerton, both were delighted with their extremely busy first season in 2018. They are very excited about the future and look forward to welcoming many passengers onboard 'Seabird'.

Although this is the first boat trip business they have owned, they are no strangers to being on the water.  Both have extensive seafaring experience, which led to sailing their own yacht from Shetland to part of the Meditteranean where they explored for over two years.  A truly magnificent experience but they're glad to be home, showcasing what Shetland has to offer to their many visitors.

Jonathan Wills

Jonathan has been birdwatching in Shetland since childhood holidays, he continues to advise the business and still makes the occasional trip to Noss as a guide onboard M.V. Seabird. In 1970 he was the first warden of Noss National Nature Reserve. He’s a former boatman to the Muckle Flugga Lighthouse and wrote his Ph.D. on the historical geography of Shetland.

Ross Gordon

Ross can take command of Seabird when Brian has the occasional day off. Ross, originally from Edinburgh, is a member of the Bressay ferry crew and holds a pilotage certificate for Lerwick Harbour and Bressay Sound.

Kaylee Stevenson

Part-time guide and deckhand Kaylee Stevenson is from Lerwick.  She is a local Coastguard officer and a qualified Royal Yachting Association instructor with lots of experience in looking after passengers. She worked on yacht flotillas in Greece before returning to Shetland to put her powerboat certificate and people skills to good use on Seabird.

Iain Derbyshire

Occasional deckhand Iain Derbyshire, from Lerwick, helps out during leave from his main job as a 'deep sea' merchant seaman.  He's also a volunteer lifeboatman.

Jon Dunn

Wildlife tour leader, writer and photographer Jon Dunn sometimes joins us on our tours to work as crew and wildlife guide. Author of the "Britain's Sea Mammals" field guide, he's passionate about birds as well as blubbery mammals, and can't get enough of sharing them with visitors to Shetland.

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